Medical

Exercise Testing and Training in Coronary Heart Disease

Author: J.M.R. Detry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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This study on "Exercise testing and training in coronary heart disease" is a remarkable compilation of numerous research studies, primarily from labora tories in Europe and the United States over the last decade or more. The topic reflects a growing awareness of and concern about the rapidly expanding understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease. Since muscular exercise increases aerobic metabolism of myocardial and working skeletal muscles, greater flow of oxygenated blood is required by each; yet underlying vascular disease restricts these responses. This implicit paradox is here considered forthrightly. Examination of these relationships in symptomatic patients requires care and caution, because of the potential and occasionally real risks entailed. Accordingly, indirect assessment, particularly by noninvasive techniques, becomes increasingly important to detecting and monitoring - for the safety of the patients studied - the evidence of myocardial ischemia and impairment of left ventricular function under stress. Adequate assessment requires well-designed experimental studies to quantify true relationships and to measure the limits of functional capacity and the mechanisms of its impairment. Further more, alterations can be induced by therapy, whether this be pharmacological, medical or surgical, or achieved by physical reconditioning through exercise training. Not only is the cardiovascular system impaired by discrete and diffuse vascular lesions at central sites, but the degree of impairment is dynamic rather than static.
Medical

Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

Author: AACVPR

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 752

Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Sixth Edition With Web Resource, presents the combined expertise of more than 50 leaders in the field of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), reimbursement, and public policy to empower professionals to successfully implement new CR programs or improve existing ones. Developed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), this guidebook offers procedures for providing patients with low-cost, high-quality programming that moves them toward a lifelong commitment to disease management and secondary prevention. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the principal cause of death worldwide. It is projected that by 2035, more than 130 million adults in the United States will have CVD. The challenge to CR professionals is to select, develop, and deliver appropriate rehabilitative and secondary prevention services to each patient tailored to their individual needs. Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Sixth Edition, is the definitive resource for developing inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. The sixth edition of Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs equips professionals with current scientific and evidence-based models for designing and updating rehabilitation programs. Pedagogical aides such as chapter objectives, bottom line sections, summaries, and sidebars present technical information in an easy-to-follow format. Key features of the sixth edition include the following: A new chapter on physical activity and exercise that helps readers understand how to develop and implement exercise programs to CVD patients A new chapter on cardiac disease populations that offers readers a deeper understanding of CVD populations, including those with heart valve replacement or repair surgery, left ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, dysrhythmias, and/or peripheral artery disease Case studies and discussion questions that challenge readers to consider how concepts from the text apply to real-life scenarios An expanded web resource that includes ready-to-use forms, charts, checklists, and logs that are practical for daily use, as well as additional case studies and review questions Keeping up with change is a professional necessity and keeping up with the science is a professional responsibility. Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Sixth Edition, covers the entire scope of practice for CR programs and professionals, providing evidence-based information on promoting positive lifestyle behavior patterns, reducing risk factors for disease progression, and lessening the impact of CVD on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Note: The web resource is included with all new print books and some ebooks. For ebook formats that don’t provide access, the web resource is available separately.
Medical

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner, Fourth Edition

Author: Richard B. Birrer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 842

View: 364

Primary care practitioners are often the first medical professionals to see patients after an injury, making it critical for them to stay up to date on the latest developments in sports medicine. Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner contains the most current information on major topics in sports science and clinical medicine. It is a valuable resource for primary care physicians and allied health professionals who practice, teach, and hold specialty certifications in sports medicine and related fields. The book discusses key concepts related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. This edition adds new sections on pro-inflammatory treatments, field-side acupuncture, and brief musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as a new chapter on wellness and video illustrations of important musculoskeletal maneuvers at www.crcpress.com/9781482220117. The book follows the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT), which addresses the quality, quantity, and consistency of evidence. It recommends levels of patient-oriented evidence to assist physicians in their diagnoses. Also included is a link to videos that demonstrate important musculoskeletal maneuvers used in sports medicine. As exercise and sports move beyond the realm of leisurely activity to a necessary component of good health, this book has become an important resource for all those involved in sports medicine.
Medical

Medical Tests Sourcebook

Author: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 441

Provides basic consumer health information about a range of medical tests, including periodic health exams, general screening tests, and tests that can done at home. Also covered are medical imaging tests, genetic testing, newborn screenings, and sexually transmitted disease tests. Tests are described in layman's terms, with information on procedur
Medical

Smart Study Series:Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author: PUNIT S BHOJANI

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 179

Quick review of the entire subject Contains lucid presentation of text with recent advances Includes image based questions Handbook for PG students Includes exhaustive and comprehensive theory and MCQs with detailed explanations and references from standard textbooks like Williams and Novak This edition of the book covers the topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a holistic yet focused approach to cater to the needs of PG aspirants. After a high-yield synopsis of the topics in each chapter, there is detailed explanation of the MCQs to enhance the utility of the book for students appearing in different PG entrance exams. Must read for every student appearing for PG entrance exams and also useful for MBBS students as a refresher course.
Medical

Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Author: Hanna Z. Mieszczanska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 462

View: 831

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US, with more women dying from heart disease than men. Women may have different presentation from men and often need a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. There are also unique topics of management of heart disease in women, including issues during pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. Many different health care providers, as well as cardiologists are involved in treating these patients. A manual reviewing diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in women would help providers without specific cardiology training to deliver care with greater efficiency. A practical and comprehensive guide geared towards these providers would be a highly practical and valuable resource that would be utilized in everyday practice in offices that include urban clinics, general medicine offices, obstetrics and gynecology offices, as well as in the surgical subspecialties. This book will be a highly practical resource that can be directly applied to the issues that arise in everyday practice. There is no available book on the market that focuses on a broader approach to cardiac disease in women or focuses on non-cardiology providers (and their trainees) who have the need to know more about treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.​
Health & Fitness

The 10 Best Questions for Recovering from a Heart Attack

Author: Dede Bonner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 693

Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice from internationally prominent cardiologists, The 10 Best Questions™ for Recovering from a Heart Attack is a holistic guide you'll take with you into your doctor's office and keep close to you through every step of your treatment and recovery. A good mind knows the right answers, but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the Best Questions more important than after the life-altering event of surviving a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice from internationally prominent cardiologists, the president of the American Heart Association, award-winning personal trainers and nutritionists, and experts in healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, stress management, spirituality, relationships, sex, and financial planning, The 10 Best Questions™ for Recovering from a Heart Attack is a holistic guide you'll take with you into your doctor's office and keep close to you through every step of your treatment and recovery. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Recovering from a Heart Attack shows you and your family how to move beyond your fears and use the power of the Best Questions and Magic Questions (the smartest questions most people never think to ask) to become your own best advocate for your physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial health.
Science

Microvascular Disease in Diabetes

Author: Francesco Tecilazich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 218

Presents comprehensive coverage of the many microvascular complications of diabetes Diabetes remains one of the main causes, in the western world, of legal blindness, end stage renal disease, and amputation, despite the implementation of tight glycemic control and the great progress in the management and care of our patients. This book provides a useful and handy tool to professionals and students in the field of diabetes and its microvascular complications by integrating information from clinical settings as well as from the frontlines of diabetic research. It provides readers with up-to-date diagnostic criteria, classifications, and therapeutic approaches. and recent discoveries on mechanisms of disease, experimental therapeutic agents, and biomarkers of disease. Written by top experts in the field, Microvascular Disease in Diabetes offers in-depth chapters covering pathophysiology; the genetics of diabetic microvascular disease; and the epigenetics of diabetic microvascular disease. It then provides sections featuring both clinical and research information on diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic foot. It also looks at coronary microvascular dysfunction and cerebral microvascular disease. Integrates new and accessible material on diabetic microvascular comorbidities Covers all relevant microvascular systems Provides a much-needed resource synthesizing research and clinical applications to treating microvascular complications of diabetes Presents current diagnostic criteria, classifications, and therapeutic approaches, as well as recent discoveries on the mechanisms of disease, experimental therapeutic agents, and biomarkers of disease Assembled in an easily consultable manner, Microvascular Disease in Diabetes is an excellent text for investigators, clinicians, and students looking to improve their understanding of diabetic complications.